Braystones Beach

  • Braystones Beach - Cumbria
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  • Not far from the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, Braystones is a shingle and sand beach which is more or less submerged at high tide.

    The beach was once a popular holiday destination and a row of beach bungalows lie just above the shoreline. Braystones railway station lies just behind these chalets, and the single-track coastal railway runs alongside the beach.

    The industrial buildings of Sellafield can be seen from the beach and behind them lie the fells of the nearby Lake District National Park. Out to sea are views from the beach across the Irish Sea.

    As the beach is west-facing it is a good spot for sunsets.

    Type of beach

    Sand & shingle

    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    No dog restrictions.

    Cumbria dog friendly beaches »


    • Good fishing

    Nearest town



    CA21 2YH

    OS grid ref.

    NY 0029 0562


    Parking available close to the beach.

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    Braystones Beach Reviews

    This page is deceiving

    Feb 20th 2024

    Yes near Sellafield and the photo does not do this beach justice, it’s very quiet but once the tide is out it’s stunning and sand for miles it really is so peaceful. Perfect to let dogs off lead and not disturb the few locals. Also when a storm comes in its moody and perfect for photo opportunities.